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2019 and 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid recalled for hybrid system fault

Honda Australia has recalled 89 examples of the 2019 and 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid. According to the recall notice lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), "in cold ambient temperatures, the DC-DC converter may shut down and prevent the 12-volt battery from recharging, resulting in a loss of drive power if the vehicle continues to be driven...

2022 Honda Civic hatch teased ahead of 24 June 2021 reveal

Honda has released the first teaser images of its upcoming next-generation 2022 Honda Civic hatchback, ahead of an official reveal later this month. The images – which CarAdvice has brightened to improve clarity – reveal the all-new Civic will taper to the rear in the style of a 'liftback', much like the outgoing model...

Fixed price “agency” dealer network will lead to higher new-car prices, says industry expert

The controversial fixed-price direct sales model about to be rolled out by Honda and Mercedes-Benz in Australia will likely lead to buyers paying more for new cars. Honda, Mercedes and other supporters of direct sales say fixed prices are fairer for all customers, especially those who aren't good negotiators...

Honda Sports EV Concept could reach production in 2022 – report

The Honda Sports EV electric sports car concept could reach production some five years after it was first shown, according to new reports out of Japan. Japanese publication Car Sensor claims Honda could be preparing a road-going version of its Sports EV Concept of late 2017, set for launch as early as 2022 using rear-wheel-drive underpinnings shared with the Honda E electric city car...

Electric encyclopaedia: Every car brand's electric vehicle plans – Part Two: Genesis to Maserati

It's safe to say the automotive industry is currently undergoing the greatest shift since its very inception, with electrification and autonomy widely agreed to form the basis of the future of the new-car market. It can seem almost daily that a major car maker unveils a new electric vehicle, or announces plans to go all-electric in the coming years and decades – so often so that it can be a challenge to keep track of and stay on top of every brand's plans...

Honda E electric hatch arrives in Australia through independent importer

The first Honda E electric car has arrived in Australia – but don't expect to see it in Honda showrooms any time soon. Imported by independent firm OZM Auto Group – which specialises in importing Japanese-market sports cars and people movers – the top-of-the-range, grey car pictured is the first example of Honda's pint-sized electric E hatch to reach Australia, through the limited-time Special Enthusiast Vehicle Scheme (SEVS)...

2022 Honda Civic Type R to retain manual transmission, making plug-in hybrid switch unlikely

The next-generation 2022 Honda Civic Type R will continue to offer a manual transmission, all but confirming it will resist a much-rumoured switch to eco-friendly, plug-in hybrid power. A Honda US representative confirmed on social media that the new Civic Type R will be fitted with a manual gearbox as standard, with the wider Civic hatch range to offer a three-pedal layout on certain variants in the US – despite the recently-revealed 2022 Civic sedan being CVT automatic only...

2022 Honda Civic sedan officially revealed, not coming to Australia

The 2022 Honda Civic sedan has been officially revealed in the US. While the new, 11th-generation Civic sedan might be set to reach American showrooms by September 2021, it won’t be coming to Australia, with Honda’s local arm instead opting to focus on the stronger-selling hatchback body style, which is due to be unveiled within the next few months...

Honda to go electric and hydrogen only by 2040, Australia included

Japanese brand Honda – one of the world's largest manufacturers of internal combustion engines, producing about 14 million per year for cars and motorcycles – has announced it plans to end production of petrol and diesel engines globally by 2040 and switch to electric power...

Honda SUV E:prototype revealed as electric HR-V successor

The electric Honda SUV E:prototype was unveiled overnight at the 2021 Shanghai motor show, as the likely successor to the existing HR-V petrol-powered family car. The new model is an evolution of the Honda SUV E:concept, revealed during the 2020 Beijing motor show. Design cues are clearly drawn from the new-generation HR-V, however it's unclear if underpinnings are shared or, instead, if this is a ground-up new car)...

2022 Honda Civic sedan revealed in first official image, Civic hatch to debut in coming months

The 2022 Honda Civic sedan will make its full production debut on April 29, with its Australia-bound hatchback sibling to follow in "several months". A sole image of the new car was released by Honda's American arm overnight, revealing the production Civic sedan will look all but identical to the Civic Prototype unveiled in November 2020, with changes limited to different alloy wheels, revised lower intake grille designs, and a marginally slimmer upper grille with additional body colouring...